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Ram raid at Gainsborough food shop

Police are investigating a ramraid at a store in Gainsborough last night.

A white Vauxhall Astra was driven into the window of the Heron food store in Market Place at around 7pm before thieves attacked the cash machine inside.

They then drove off, crashing into stationary vehicles in Balfour Street before abandoning the car and running off.


Lorry collision closes M180 in Lincolnshire

M180 closed in both directions Credit: Humberside Police

The M180 is closed at junction 3 in Lincolnshire - between Gainsborough and Scawby - due to a collision between two lorries.

It happened on the East-bound carriageway shortly after 8.10 am and it is thought that one of the drivers has sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The motorway has been closed in both directions to allow the air-ambulance to land and then to take the injured driver to hospital.

Stolen credit card used to buy jewellery in Gainsborough

Detectives want to speak to this man as part of their inquiries Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Police in Lincolnshire are investigating the use of a stolen credit card to purchase £2,400’s worth of jewellery.

The card was used by a man at around 1pm on Monday 28 November to purchase a bangle for £995 and a chain for £1,440 from Barnes and Son in Lord Street.

Detectives would like to speak with the man pictured as part of our inquires.

He was believed to be in his 30’s, of a stocky build with thinning hair and had a moustache.


Woman, 51, charged with Gainsborough murder

A 51-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of 44-year-old Jonathan Baines in Gainsborough.

Murder victim: Jonathan Baines

Pamela McLaggan, of Greystones Road, Gainsborough, will appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court tomorrow. A man, also arrested after Mr Baines was found stabbed to death at his home in Ropery Road, has been released without charge.

We would like to thank the local residents who assisted our appeal – your information was extremely valuable and has helped us to resolve this investigation quickly. This was an isolated incident and we are continuing to support the family of Jonathan.

– Detective Inspector Jim Hodgson

Police name Gainsborough murder victim

Police at murder scene in Gainsborough Credit: ITV News

Lincolnshire Police believe that the deceased man is Jonathan Baines,44, known as ‘Willy’ to his friends.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but his family have been informed and police are supporting them through this traumatic time.

The victim’s name is being released to encourage people who saw him on Sunday 31st July to come forward and contact police.

We know that Jonathan spent yesterday afternoon at the Market Rasen races and visited pubs on his return to Gainsborough.

We don’t know which premises or who he was with, so we urgently want to hear from people who either saw him or spoke to him

– Detective Inspector Jim Hodgson, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit

Two arrested in Gainsborough murder enquiry

Lincolnshire Police have begun a murder enquiry after a man was found stabbed at a house in Gainsborough.

A man was found with a stab wound injury and has been pronounced dead at the scene. Credit: Press Association

Police were called to a house in Ropery Road, Gainsborough in the early hours of this morning.

Two people have been arrested and will be questioned about the incident.

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